Construction began on a replacement for the Gothic Church and what is now known as Mission Dolores Basilica was completed in 1918.
The groom, named Francisco Moraga, was 21 and was the first Mission neophyte. The damp weather and diseases carried by the foreigners took their toll on the native neophytes, and 5,000 of them died during a measles epidemic.
Our garden also contains an Ohlone Indian ethno-botanic garden and examples of Native American plants and artifacts. Runaways also caused tensions with the military, who got tired of going out to retrieve them.
The original wood ceiling beams and planks are also intact. Mission Dolores has always had a central place in the religious, civic, and cultural life of San Francisco.
Saint Francis of Assisi Number in Series: Continue to 3 of 5 below. In 1846, California became part of the United States, and American priests took over. By the end of 1810 the Mission population had climbed to 1076.
On March 18, 1848, one of San Francisco's most prominent citizens, William Alexander Leidesdorff , died and was laid to rest inside the mission church. On this date San Francisco was rocked by an estimated 8. Picture taken 1: I did not realize this until after my 2012 trip so there is a good incentive to go back.
Particularly noteworthy are the interior mosaics and stained glass windows depicting the 21 Franciscan missions of Alta California executed by the Meyer Company of Munich. Lane Book Company, 1964. Supreme Court after California was admitted to the Union.